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By Karla Pomeroy

Worland schools preparing for solar eclipse


July 22, 2017

WORLAND — While Worland is not in the path of totality for the rare solar eclipse coming Aug. 21, Washakie County School District No. 1 administrators are preparing for partial viewing.

Superintendent David Nicholas told the board Wednesday that the district purchased 1,600 eclipse safety glasses. With the path of totality so near (53 seconds in Thermopolis and more than two minutes in Boysen State Park, Nicholas said, “This is no small thing.”

He said they want to try and accommodate viewing for students and staff but added, “We can’t sent 10 buses through Wind River Canyon.”...

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